Oh No (album)

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Oh No
Studio album by OK Go
Released August 30, 2005
Recorded Late 2004–2005
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 76:26
Label Capitol
Producer Tore Johansson
OK Go chronology
OK Go
(2002)
Oh No
(2005)
Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
(2010)
Singles from Oh No
  1. "A Million Ways"
    Released: August 2005
  2. "Do What You Want"
    Released: April 3, 2006
  3. "Oh Lately It's So Quiet"
    Released: May 2006
  4. "Invincible"
    Released: June 2006
  5. "Here It Goes Again"
    Released: September 25, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (2.2/10)[3]
PopMatters (7/10)[4]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[5]

Oh No is the second studio album by Chicago rock band OK Go. It was released 30 August 2005. The album was recorded in late 2004 with producer Tore Johansson in Malmö, Sweden and mixed by Dave Sardy in Los Angeles. It is the final album to feature guitarist Andy Duncan, who left shortly after recording finished.

As of January 12, 2007, the album has sold 198,045 units.

After the band's performance at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, their album moved up to #2 on the iTunes Music Store album sales charts (as of September 3, 2006). Their album sold 8,250 units in the following week, a 95% increase over the prior week, rocketing from #87 to #69 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the highest position ever achieved by any OK Go album until the release of Of the Blue Colour of the Sky five years later.[6]

On November 7, 2006, OK Go released a deluxe limited edition CD/DVD of the album. The DVD contains their videos (dancing and playing instruments), a video from 180 fans doing the "A Million Ways" dance for a YouTube contest, previously unseen footage, and a behind-the-scenes look of their treadmill rehearsals for the video and for the VMAs.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Damian Kulash Jr., all music composed by Damian Kulash Jr., except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Invincible"   3:30
2. "Do What You Want" (Kulash, Timothy Nordwind) 3:05
3. "Here It Goes Again"   2:59
4. "A Good Idea at the Time" (Kulash, Nordwind) 3:05
5. "Oh Lately It's So Quiet"   3:00
6. "It's a Disaster"   3:21
7. "A Million Ways" (Kulash, Nordwind) 3:13
8. "No Sign of Life"   3:48
9. "Let It Rain" (Kulash, Nordwind) 2:56
10. "Crash the Party"   2:24
11. "Television, Television"   2:39
12. "Maybe, This Time" (Andrew Duncan, Kulash) 3:15
13. "The House Wins"   4:14
Total length:
41:40
United States edition
No. Title Length
14. "9027 km"   34:46
Total length:
76:26
"9027 km", which is not listed on the album sleeve, is a 35-minute track of singer Damian Kulash's girlfriend sleeping, included on the US version of the album. He says there is good reason for it, but as of now, fans do not know why, except for a discovery by sherib on the official OK Go forums, which showed that the distance between Los Angeles, California and Malmö, Sweden was 9027 kilometers (km).[citation needed] It has been rumored that the track was added to pad out the CD so that their label could not use the extra space to add DRM.[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

OK Go
Additional musicians
  • Jens Lingård – trombone on "A Good Idea at the Time" and "No Sign of Life"
  • Peter Lingård – trumpet on "A Good Idea at the Time" and "No Sign of Life"
  • Sven Andersson – trombone on "A Good Idea at the Time" and "No Sign of Life"
  • Filip Runesson – viola on "The House Wins"
  • Rasmus Kihlberg – second drummer on "It's a Disaster", "Crash the Party" and "The House Wins"
  • The Mopeds – actors on "Invincible" (portrayed the fictitious vocal group "The Space Odyssey Counting Gang" on the song)
  • Flor Serna – keyboard player on "It's a Disaster"
  • Hannah Montoya – hardcore drummer on "A Good Idea at the Time"
Production credits
  • Tore Johansson – producer/engineer/mixing engineer on "A Good Idea at the Time", "Oh Lately It's So Quiet", "It's a Disaster", "A Million Ways", "No Sign of Life", "Let It Rain", "Maybe, This Time" and "The House Wins"
  • Jens Lingård – assistant producer/engineer
  • David Carlsson – engineer
  • Peter Lingård – engineer
  • Dave Sardy – mixing engineer on "Invincible", "Do What You Want", "Here It Goes Again", "Crash the Party" and "Television, Television"
  • Ken Slutier – second unit producer
  • Eric Drew Feldman – second unit 1st assistant producer
  • Howard Willing – second unit 2nd assistant producer/A&R liaison for Capitol Records
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering engineer
  • Mary Fagot – art direction
  • Damian Kulash, Jr. – design
  • Sunja Park – layout
  • Dusan Reljin – photography
  • Tom Fowlks – additional photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment.ie review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ Slant Magazine review
  6. ^ "Timberlake's 'Sexy' Fends Off Fergie For No. 1". Billboard.com. September 14, 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-23. 

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